Gathering Point: Eating Heart Healthy
- February 5, noon, Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
- February 7, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- February 12, noon, Community Hospital North, Multi-service rooms
- February 18, noon, Community Healthplex Sports Club, Conference Room
Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North and CarDon & Associates. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. This monthly event is open to Touchpoint members, hospital volunteers, hospital auxiliary board members and others interested in meeting new people. Gathering Point will now provide lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration two days prior to event is now required to reserve your spot.
This month, a dietitian from Community Health Network's Health Promotions services will talk about ways to eat heart-healthy.
Alzheimer's Disease: Late-Stage Caretaking
This two-part series is for caregivers who are interested in learning about the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers will learn the concept of the self in the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease as well as learn effective ways to communicate, connect with and provide daily care in the late stage. The program will also cover late-stage care options and explain how to access and evaluate them.
New to Medicare
What is Part A? Parts B, C, and D? What happens if I don't want Medicare? How do I sign up? Getting ready to retire and learning about your insurance options can be overwhelming. If you are getting ready to use Medicare for insurance, there is a lot to learn and are many decisions to make. This session will give you the information you need to get started planning and clear up confusion about how Medicare works. In this informational session, SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will help guide you on where to start in the Medicare process.
Know Your Numbers!
- Tuesday, February 12, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Westview Hospital, Lobby
- Tuesday, February 18, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Lobby
- Tuesday, February 25, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Hospital East, Lobby
Community Heart and Vascular Hospital presents Know Your Numbers for heart health. Knowing you heart health numbers will help you and your doctor determine your risks for heart disease. The Know Your Numbers screening includes total lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and TC/HDL ratio), glucose, height, weight, and blood pressure. Your screening results will be ready in about 15 minutes. All is free! Walk-ins welcome; registration not needed. To ensure that you will be screened, you must arrive by 11:30 a.m. to secure a screening opportunity. The screening ends at 12 p.m. Fasting for 10 hours with nothing but water is recommended for best total profile results. Screening is FREE for hospital visitors only and is not a part of the employee Medical Benefits screening program.
Joint Pain 101
Is knee or hip pain keeping you from activities you enjoy? Attend this free class about joint health, medical treatment options and hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Registration is required. Call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com/jointcenter to register.
Stroke Support Group
Are you or a loved one a stroke survivor? Would you like to meet others who have gone through experiences similar to yours? Join us every month for guest speakers, discussion on various topics, and making new friends! Spouses/Family members welcome. No child care provided. For more information visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.
AARP Safe Driver Refresher
Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (please bring payment day of class)
Class participants will get answers to today’s driving challenges, such as:
- How to compensate for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time;
- How to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of way, freeway traffic, trucks and blind spots;
- What to do if confronted by an aggressive driver;
- When to use a cell phone;
- How medication may affect driving;
- How to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; and
- How to assess one’s own and others’ abilities via a "Personal Driving Capability Index."
Five good reasons to take the AARP Driver Safety Program through Community Health Network:
- To learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and much more.
- To find out how to adjust your driving to to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
- To get and insurance discount (auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to graduates; please consult your insurance agent).
- You don't have to take a test.
- Millions of people have taken advantage of this valuable course.
Beef and Boards: CATS
Date: February 19, 2014
Location: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $41 per person
Nothing short of a musical phenomenon, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats leaps onto the Beef & Boards stage for a spectacular encore production. This seven-time Tony Award winning marvel celebrates the annual gathering of the Jellicle cats at which one is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot and also marking its 25th Anniversary in 2014, Cats remains the second-longest running Broadway musical in history. Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe.
Alzheimer's Disease: Early-Stage Caretaking
The early-stage program is a series of three programs that describes the symptoms of the early stage of Alzheimer's disease, explains the legal, financial, and resource planning that needs to be done, and explains the various components of a care team and how to successfully work with each component during the early stage of the disease.